03-03-2011, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jeaninel
Heck, that ain't dirty! lol The green is just a little algae growth. As Plumkin mentioned you can swish the cartridge in some used tank water to clean it (don't use tap water, the chlorine in it will kill the bacteria). When you do need to change it (when it's falling apart) try cutting the floss part off and use a rubber band to strap it to a new cartridge. That way you'll keep the majority of your bacteria until your new cartridge can establish its own bacteria colony.
I'm not familiar with that filter. Is the cartridge the only media in the filter?
yes the cartridge is the white part that sort of feels like cotton and i just clip that part in there.. Mini Bow Filter its called.. when you mean swish the cartridge, u mean the white part rite? so when it gets dirtier rinse it off a little, and put it back in? then when its really crappy looking, change the white part to a new one but hook the old one on the new one under it or over it?